Thanks to Thomas Teo. During Covid I’ve been struck by how often the phrase “well, they were going to die anyway” has been uttered, especially by people I’d normally hear fighting for the reverse. This in reference to the old, the diseased, in hospices, in hospitals, in residential homes, in care homes. Everyone is going to die anyway. In times of existential dread, there is a scramble for the lifeboat. The people that make it witness unspeakable acts of cruelty.